Monday, 9 March 2009

Fronter - Year 5 Homepages

Fronter MLE

We have been using Fronter MLE at Parkhill for approximately one year.

Click here for more information on Fronter.

Our approach to introducing this learning environment was to enrol one year group at a time, starting last year with the Year 4 children.

These current Year 5 children have become accustomed to using Fronter to support ICT and Cross Curricular topics, sending messages, voting, taking on-line tests and participating in forums. It seemed a natural progression to give the children a homepage so that they could publish their own individual ideas to share with the rest of the year group. The children know that they must be careful when publishing any work and must take note of plagiarism and copyright.

This has proved to be extremely popular and Fronter has provided the children with their own safe social network where most of the work on the homepages is published when the children are working on their own home computers.

The children update their homepages regularly and post notification of changes on the Homepage Forum. We have now introduced a “Homepage of the Month” system where the children nominate their favourite homepages and then vote for an overall winner.

Click here to read some of their work:-

Homepage 1

Homepage 2

Homepage 3

Homepage 4

Homepage 5

Homepage 6

Keep watching this post to see the “Homepage of the month” voted by the children.

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